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Protesters Brick Up Bank Entrance

FlickieStrife Was this really necessary ? (1 comments)

Of all the things banks do to get upset over, they chose this? Do these people not realize that not only are fees/ interest rates so high due to the insane number of people who pay late/ don't pay at all, but the banks are doing a huge favor to anyone who they loan money to. It's not like the loan money belongs directly to the bank; any money in there belongs to the account holders/investors who in reality should have a say in who does/doesn't get a loan. If I wanted a loan for more money than I make in a year, I would rightfully expect the bank to be skeptical of my ability to pay back. Maybe I'm just misguided but I have to side with the bank on this one for once. It's not like all their money comes from nowhere and they should have the right to be discretionary about who they loan to and the terms of the loan. If anything, bricking up the entrance is counter productive to their cause. When the banks found out about this shit, do you think they would be willing to give out a loan at all, let alone for the amount of fees stated in the article? Just because you're butt-hurt because you didn't get the loan doesn't mean you have to fuck over all of the employees and customers to the bank. Also, if the English police force works any bit like America, that's a huge waste of manpower and taxpayer money as well.

more than 3 years ago
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Billionaire Adds Laser Shield To Yacht

FlickieStrife Re:Time to dig out those old film cameras! (16 comments)

Considering the picture of the yacht in the post.... I would imagine that is correct. I would imagine that the picture is from a digital camera though, so it seems only to respond to the red recording light on most cam corders

more than 4 years ago
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Teenager Invents Cheap Solar Panel From Human Hair

FlickieStrife Re:You insensitive clods! (366 comments)

Apparently, you aren't contributing to society. There's a difference between people being bald because they care about the environment and people being bald because they want us to THINK they're helping the environment. No, but seriously. This is a nice huge step. I'm excited to see what direction this heads in.

about 5 years ago
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Man's Finger Bitten Off At Health Care Rally

FlickieStrife Doesn't that... (23 comments)

I may be wrong, but i think getitng your finget bitten off at a HEALTH CARE rally is against some kind of sanitation regulation. The irony is priceless.

about 5 years ago
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Will Honolulu Make Body Odor a Crime?

FlickieStrife Wait a minute.. (3 comments)

I know B.O is generally considered a bad thing, but isn't something like

odors that unreasonably disturb others

kind of subjective?

about 5 years ago
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Google Patents Its Home Page

FlickieStrife Re:Evil. (390 comments)

Don't you think Google is taking it a little far though? It's like me patenting the visual appearance of "Thursday, September 03"

There is nothing technical or inventive about it, it is just how people recognise their product.

Can you name 10 people who can't recognize Google?

about 5 years ago
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Sony To Launch 3D TVs By Late 2010

FlickieStrife Re:Hrmm (249 comments)

I'm the same way, practically blind in my right eye. If someone could explain the difference to me, say compare whay a full HD tv would look like by a 3D tv, that would be great.

about 5 years ago
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Happy Birthday, Internet!

FlickieStrife Re:happy b-day (213 comments)

I believe the term is "inter-species erotica"

about 5 years ago
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Happy Birthday, Internet!

FlickieStrife Re:Pity it won't last long (213 comments)

It's not like people just WONT start using IPV6, the deployment may be extremely low now, but people aren't just going to let the internets run out of room.

about 5 years ago
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Happy Birthday, Internet!

FlickieStrife Re:Looking forward... (213 comments)

all knowledge, all questions, answered all the time (that might change the way we think of our education system!)

Who said innovation is slowing down? We are still in the stone age of the Internet.[citation needed]

There, fixed that for ya.

about 5 years ago
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First Hot-Ice Computer Created

FlickieStrife Re:New information processing methods (120 comments)

I agree completely, the statistical theory (out of the gazillion planets/solar systems, how is Earth the only one with life) is kind of a weak one, but it works. On the other hand, maybe we only have a remote chance of recognizing this because while the 'as we know it' is implies, it is still stuck in the back of our (NASA's) minds as a liquid (see what i did there?) requirement. We are creatures of habit, and generally afraid of change, so we stick with what makes us comfortable.

about 5 years ago
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Tough Neighborhood

FlickieStrife Re:would be more funny if (5 comments)

when you see a fat bald man riding a tricycle, you WANT it to collapse at any second.

about 5 years ago
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First Hot-Ice Computer Created

FlickieStrife Re:New information processing methods (120 comments)

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but while most people say "Life requires water" isnt it implied that "Life [as we know it] requires water"

about 5 years ago
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Facebook, Twitter Revolutionizing How Parents Stalk Their College-Aged Kids

FlickieStrife Just because (4 comments)

Just because we're facebook friends doesn't mean you can write "I love you" all over my wall.

about 5 years ago
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Tough Neighborhood

FlickieStrife Re:would be more funny if (5 comments)

do you have any idea how many times I've seen people 18+ riding small bikes like that/trycicles? It's kind of astonishing.

about 5 years ago
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Do Not Crush

FlickieStrife I see what they did there... (4 comments)

I dunno, it seems more like a parody of those "DO WANT" and "DO NOT WANT" videos.

about 5 years ago
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OS Performance — Snow Leopard, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 9.10

FlickieStrife Re:Dock/Taskbar design (688 comments)

When I buy a machine, I buy for the future. I don't want to have to buy another one for a while, so I pump it up with decent specs. Fully decked out mac pro right now is going to cost over $4k. I spent $600 on a AMD Phenom 9500 Quad, 8 GB RAM, 750GB HDD, 1GB video ram, 650 watt power supply... and 23" 1080p monitor..... do the math.

about 5 years ago

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Microsoft endorsing Windoes 7 lanch parties.

FlickieStrife FlickieStrife writes  |  about 5 years ago

FlickieStrife (1304115) writes "Microsoft is encouraging people to throw Tupperware style Windows 7 launch parties. Here's how it works: you invite members of your community over and demonstrate the features/perks of Windows 7. If Microsoft selects you to be one of the thousands to do this, you get a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate and a chance to win a computer. Official site.

Let's hope it doesn't turn out like Windows 98"

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